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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 11, 1944
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' f Save Waste Paper/ ft is rafuobfe to (he War tHortl Jh9 Boy Scouts wilt coffect your Scrap Pajwr every Saturday, BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI DOMINANT NIW8PAP1B OF NORTBUBT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST 1HBSOURI • VOL. XL1—NO. 9G Blythevllle Dally New* Blythevllle Herald Blytheville Courier Mississippi valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 11, 194-1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ROOSEVELT WOULD ACCEPT NOMINATION Allies Advance In Nonhandy Rommel's Line Is Forced Back In Two Sectors Yanks Drive Toward Big Transport Hub; Canadians At Orne LONDON, July U (U.P.)—The Allies in western France have marked up gains In two battlo sectors of the Normandy front. American troops hit the center of the Normandy line and advanced to within two miles of the big transport hub of Saint Lo, And, to the east, Canadian soldiers have driven an Armored spearhead *%)•>banks of the Orne river below Relentless pressure by Americans, British and Canadian forces on Marshal Rommel's do-or-die line are beginning to bear fruit. Tlie Germans arc 'slowly giving ground at both ends and in the middle. Bradley Moves Forward In the middle, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley sent his United States forces over the top in an assault aimed straight at Saint Lo, core of the transport network below the Cherbourg Penissula. Front — — — TOI>AV8 WAR ANALI8I* Saipan To Be Springboard For Invasion .' ,• BT JAMES HABFER IlnlUd Pren 8t»tt Writer Saipan island is roughly shaped like a pistol. And under the American flag it Is Just that, a piste pointed at the heart of Japan. Saipan will become the England j of the Pacific, the springboard for Invasion. From there, American r forces may strike at the Philip j pines, 1470 miles away; at Japan , 1495 miles away, or at China 1 mainland, 1900 miles distant. ; • However, unftn- t^^^^^mmgl ish'ed 'business ^^^^•Bl „ still remains for llBMHHi w America In the lffit-^^1 , Marianas. ' Saipan Mfe ] De Gaulle Committee To Administer Civil Affairs Of Free France With U. S. Approval By United 1'ress President Roosevelt said loday .hat the United States will accept Gen.. Charles DcGaullc's French jOmmlltec of National Lllieraflon as .he authority for civil administration of Free France. This Is not a complete legal and diplomatic acceptance of DcOaulle's government, as the government of France. But Mr. Roosevelt said it means that when the Allies have captured a town In France, members of DeGaulle's committee will appear before a military group anil suggest names of people to run the city. The President stressed Hie fact 1'ov.cvev, that Gen. Dwlghi E!;j-n- lower will continue to have '.om- >lcle and clear cut authority over all n.ii'lary questions in ' Fnucc: And Klsenhower will decide when any given part of Franco 'Is ready for civilian government. The chief executive further Bald that this country Is ready to follow recent agreements worked out by DeQaulle and Britain for the restoration of civil administration In France. Tlie President said these agreements arc now being redrafted. lie also told newsmen that Elsen- hower will be able to deal with French groups, other than- be- Gaulle's, if he sees fit. This announcement from .the Wire* Held James B. Tipton While House came only :i day after he leader of the FiiOilhii; French oft Washington, following some hls- oric conferences with President Uoosevelt. DcOaullc passed through New York City yesterday. This mornlni he arrived at the Ottawa airport and stepped onto Canadian Mil to the first lime. , He was met at the alrnoi't l'> Prime Minister W. L. Ma'cKuivzl TCIncr 1VJI1K. A GO-man guard of honor grecl'.'i Hie general, and 31 studinls froi the Fighting French Air Forces ii training at Ontario, siiapp t ':l to al tcutkm. A band played the Mai selllcs. and a warm smile broke ovc the French leader's face. Accused Dealers is the kingpin of the group, but several Jap troops still are massed in the remaining Islands. Tinlan boasts two airfields and a naval air base. Guam a bomber base and a deep water harbor. And the lesser islands James Harper reports reveal that the Americans of Rota and Pagan are dotted with hammered out almost immediate small airfields. We'll Probably Invade Thus, American troops can no more leave those powerful Jap installations in Saipan's front yard han Allied invasion forces in Bri- ain could have permitted a Nazi aase in, say, Ireland.; Jap planes gains of several hundred yards. Farther west American forces have captured a village in a GOO- yard advance down the road from La Haye-Du Puits toward Lcssay. In the Carentao sector, the Americans expanded their positions westward and southward, capturing two villages below Sainteny. All told, the Americans captured six : towns and villages scattered all along their ^western part of the '' " British Closing-Trap- At the eastern end of the line, tlie Britjsh and Canadians seized two more to bring the' prongs of the arc thrown, around the area of Caen to within four miles cf ) a junction. Early this morhing, British .-troops'east of Caen pushed one mile to capture an industrial suburb within four miles of the Canadian spearhead which drove to the west bank'of the Orne. A spokesman says "Extremely fierce and bitter fighting" still is going on below Caen. The Germans are cannier-attacking repeatedly in the Orne-Odon corridor, throwing everything they have Into futile attempts to recapture vital HIV 112 and the road junction a mile to the northeast. The part played by airnower in the Normandy campaign was re' vealed at headquarters today. Allied warplanes were disclosed to have flown 158,000^ sorties during the first month of the western 'Invasion. A sortie, Incidentally, Is one mission by one airplane. • In that first month, Allied air losses amounted to one per cent. A total of 1,282 Allied planes were lost against 1,067 enemy planes destroyed. night slip ithrough to land on hose Marianas fields, and then strike at Allied installations on Saipan. The Navy-may leave, those jy-passed bases to wither and idle mder constant .bombardment.:-' But, iuTcV,America""cpuia7p.u.t the .facilities of :i trie remaining'Marianas to ;ood .use, we'll probably Invade. Even when .all the Marianas are cleaned up, more preinvaslon work will be .necessary. For instance, if we moved southweslward from Sai- pan toward the Philippines, the powerful Caroline island base of For Gun Victim Officers Continue . Probe Of Slaying By 13-Year-Old Boy County officers today continued their investigation of the Sunday night slaying of 18-year-old Walter J. Steen, while ' funeral "services for the Manila farm youth were held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at Skldway Baptist Church. He was burled in the near-by church cemetery. Adell Lattings, 13, told officer!, that he accidentally shot tt|e Steen youth \yitli a .22 caliber rifle. The boy was quoted as .saying that h" left the' room where Steen and another neighbor boy and his four sisters;: were . looking .at pictures, after he and ^Walter, had 'been'In a' friendly scuffling match. He allegedly went Into an adjoining loom and removed the gun from the wall, sat on the bed and pointed it through the open dorr, and fired. The bullet struck Walter in the right side and lodged in Becomes Colonel While Overseas Believed to be the first Mississippi County man to attain the rank of colonel In this war Is James B. Tipton, son of Dr. and Mrs. P. L. Tiplon. News of his pry notion while serving overseas recently was received here. Colonel Tipton, 29, Is'command- ing officer of an American Air Field In England. He also served in that capacity in the states where for many months he was In charge of Bruce Field, Balllnger, Texas. One of the youngest officers' t hold the rank of colonel, the-Blytheville man had the unusual dls tinctlon of becoming commanding officer ol a field- while a firs lieutenant and only 26. Palau would lie on we moved toward our flank. If the Chinese his side. He died instantly. In his statement yesterday to rs. R. L. Porter Dies At Jonesboro Home Mrs. R. L. Porter, former Blytheville resident, died at 9 o'clock this morning at her home in Jonesboro. She had been in ill health for several months. Born in Riplcy, Tenn., Mrs. Porter came to Blytheville when a younj girl and taught in the public schools. She married Lynn Porter, who then owned a confectionary here. For many years they lived in Blvtheville where Mrs. Porter was active in work of the First Baptist Church. They moved to Evans- villc, Ind., where they lived until about lour years ago when they went to Jonesboro to make their home. In addition to her husband, Mrs. PY>:fcr leaves two sisters, the Misses Alicia and Antoinette Anthony, both of whom made their home wi'h Mrs. Por'2r. Funeral ^cr"iixs will be he>d at 3 •,'clock lomorow afternoon at tho first Baptist Cliuith in Jonesboro. Burial will oe made at Oaklawn Cemetery there. rnainancl. the Island of Formosa— larger that' Sicily and Just as mountainous — would loom across our path. If we struck toward Japan,' the 27 Bonin islands would bar the way. And in all these places the Japs are strong. Hence, we'll have to throw our. air and naval weight around to weaken Jap strongholds blocking our path. And the Marianas are ideal for such operations. For instance. Br29s could carry out shuttle raids on Japan between Saipan and their West China bases. As it Is, the Super-fortresses must fly in their own supplies over the Himalaya mountains. But If they shuttled to Saipan they could pick up their supplies there. The Philippines and the china coast also.eye well within B-29 range of Saipan. In a recent news conference, Secretary of Navy Forrestal said the conquest of Saipan would open the way for naval as well 'as air offensives against Japan, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies. Before Tables Turned : ree Under Bom Picas Of Not Guilty Entered By Trio In Gas Black Market Justus H. Mrlngton, 52, Gulf Scr- 'icc Station operator of Osccola, was free on $2500 bond this morning after he was arraigned iMJforc U. S. Commissioner Clara Browdcr In Jonesboro In connection with the theft and disposition of thousands of gallons of high octane aviation fuel from the Army Air Forces supply depot at Memphis. The Osccola man, who entered a plea of no 1 guilty, was one of three Mlsslsslpp Countlans arrested In the case. He was bound over to await action o the Federal Grand Jury. If Indictee he will probably be tried In the No vc'mbcr teffii drFcdeVal'Court,'Ji61< Iri .'Jonesboro' by • Federal Jutirii Thom'ns ^Trimble, unless a specla term of court Is called. Alaska iDnncan, Negro opcrator'o Duncan's service.'station' In Osceola was free on $500 casn bond mud yesterday afternoon after lie wa 2000 Planes Def y "Weather" To Hit Munich LONDON, July 11 (U.P.)— Allied airpower struck Germa.ny a body blow today. Some 2000 American warplanes-defied bad weather and third service station operator eharg violent anti-aircraft, fire 'to strike - c d with being Implicated in th at Munich. The 1100 Fortresses and, huge black market In stolen Arm arraigned in Jonesboro. He als entered a pica of not guilty. Th officers, Adell said that he became angry when he 'was slightly Injured as the result of the scuffling I Liberators, shepherded by 150 match. Members of the family said fighters, dropped their - bombs that the two often carried on a friendly scuffling". match when Walter came to see Adell's older Generally, the conquest of Saipan shoves our forwardmost naval base 1100 miles closer to Asia. Thus, our ships and submarines may remain out longer before returning for more supplies. Philippines Next? Livestock ST. LOUIS. July 11 (U.P.)—Hogs, 13,000, salable 12,000; top $13.90; $13.80 to $13.85; 180-270 pounds 140-160 pounds $12,00 -to 413.15; sows $11.75 to $11.80. Cattle 6,000. salable 5,000; calves 2000, all salable; mixed yearlings and heifers $12.50 to $15.00; cows S8.00 to $10.50; canners and cutters $550 to $7.50; slaughter steers $10.00 to $17.00; slaughter heifers 58.00 to $16.25; stocker and feeder steers $7.50 to $13.00. When the Marianas finally are cleaned up a logical move would te a plnccr attack on the Philippines and New Guinea. General MacArthur, in the islands north of New Guinea, is only 770 miles from the Islands from which the Japs drove him. His northward push might bo coordinated with a naval attack on the Philippines from Saipan. Such a move would lop off the Dutch East Indies, leave them completely walled off and isolated from all supply and reinforcements. It also would place American fighting men in a position to hop to Chkia without running into Formosa, which blocks the gap between tho Philippines and Japan. The net effect of a landing in China would be the encirclement of Japan from the north, south, east and west, which President Roosevelt forecast long ago. The Japs In Tokyo would find Americans In China behind them, Americans In the central Pacific In front of them, Americans In the Aleutians above and Americans in the Philippines below. Japan would be completely boxed in, ripe for conquest. In eight mot\ths, American fignt- Ing men have advanced 2500 miles across the Pacific from Tarawa to Sp.ipati. Now they're at the end of the line, at the tip of the springboard, ready to lake the final plunge toward Japan's greatest strongholds. Officers were told by members of the family that Adell had usei the gun twice earlier in the afternoon. He had shot turtles on the cl'.tch bank, and before scuffling with the victim, had taken the gun outside, and around the house to scare the others who were looking at pictures In a . r ront room. He replaced the gun and went into the other room where the scuffle ensued. No formal charges had been made against thn boy this morning and he remained 111 the custody of his father, 'B. A. Liittlngs, at their farm home between Leach- vllle and Manila. ' The youth had not been placed 'n jail although he WE.S brought to Blytheville yesterday afternoon ;or questioning. At the time of the 'rpgctiy. his father was -.Islling at a neighbor's home, and .his mother was In Helena. Whether charges will be made against the boy was not known pending outcome of the investigation, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Gvaham Sudbury said this morning. Walter was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Steen, who live near Manila. In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, Corn Lee Steen, and four brothers, Sergt. James Steen, stationed In Mississippi, Pfc. .Elbert Steen, stationed In Kentucky, and Roy and Charles Steen, both at home. through-a solid cloud banked by means of instruments. Returning crewmen say they didn't run into any Interference by enemy fighters, but that 'anti-aircraft fire directly over the targets was very heavy. American Liberator bombers based in the Mediterranean area also were'out over Europe today.'. They flew with a Mustang escort through heavy flak to' lay their explosives across Installations at the Qerman- held French naval base of Toulon. Returning crewmen say they failed to run Into a single German fighter. London had 'its first all-night respite from robot bombs since t' 1B start of the bombardment 26 nights ago. But the attack was resumed In daylight today. Many ol the flying torpedoes' are coming from a more easterly direction than heretofore, suggesting that the Germans are launching them fron Belgium as well as France. Authorities -are continuing to evacuaU London children at th'e rate o 2000 a day. Negro Woman Accused Charged with forgery In conncc lion with the alleged-writing of 1 checks totaling $212, Willie Browi Negro woman, was bound over t await action of the Circuit Court i preliminary hearing In Munlcips Court yesterday. She WES In ja: here today. i The Is accused of wrltln the checks on another Blythcvule Negro woman. asoline was Jesse D. Aycock lythcvillc, who was released Sur ay on $1000 bond after he wa x>und over to await action of '.I Jrand Jury. He plead not guilty. Aycock operates a Phillips 60 sei ice station on East Highway 1 where he lived with his family. Photo above Illustrates one ol llio wnr's oddest Incidents. American flight olllcei' nt right was captured by Germany In Cherbourg battle when lio bailed out near German hospital holding wounded Yanks. VohintocrhiiJ to get U. S. medical supplies, ho Hive his piivolc ond vvns'allowed to no to. Allied lines, accompanied by German olllccr. They're pictured returning lo GovnYan hosptlnl; wllh orderly.'carrying the supplies. On nrrlviil, they discovered U, S. forces had cap'lined the place, nnd fjc'riniin bfllccr b.iiino our prisoner. 0 Aboard U. S. Submarine Lost f n Pacific Training Accident WASHINGTON, July 11 (U,P.)—The Navy liiis an- souiiL'cd' the IOHH of a 21-ycnr-old. subninriH'c and its crew ihrouyfli fi IniiniiiK iiccidonL somewhere inihc Ptitilic Some GO |neh iirc tist,cd ns missing. Tlie Navy snys the :ruft, tim S-28, could'not bo H/tJyaKcd.. An. inv6nligalion is low in-progress, seeking: ilie cruise oE ihe accident. The S-28 was "Iho 2^th submarine*. ... L . . 'Wv during the war aiid-the secotid 6 lie lost during Urainlng ;m(Ui<!U c 'CIS. ' - ' '• . ' Skipper of the craft \vas Lieutenant Commander Jack Campbell of Jhlcngo.' Jn|iC Expect New .Hlo\m As for the war against, the Japs, Tokyo apparently expects another American Invasion In the Mariana Islands. A Jnp broadcast reports a big American, task force Including Ivyo aircraft carriers, on Ihe move In the Island area, and sayc planes and ships blasted Ihrci! islands Guam, Tlnlah and RoU'again yc» lc,rday. . . Dut as the war In the Pacific progresses, It ma v ulso •' become a stlffcr fight. ' : United Press War Correspoiidcnl Ralph TcaUo'rth, wha • has .just Seven truck drivers were also a completed a month-long tour of csted in connection with the black• righting fronts In "the Pacific •narkel ring, anil FBI agents .iattl hat more arrests may be made In he sweeping clean-up of the bluck market In Tennessee and Arkansas. Jtilities Commission Considers Application LITTLE EOCK, July 11. (UP)— Tlie Arkansas Utilities Commission lias taken under advisement an application by three Arkansas utility corporations to merge with the Empire District Eleclric Company of St. Louis. Tlie Arkansas companies involved are the Benton County Utilities Corporation; the Ozark Utilities Corporation and the Lawrence County Water, Light and Cold Storage Company. Properties of the three utilities total some $20,000.000. Commission Chairman Marvh Hathcoast says an order will be made within a few days. Injured Women Recover The condition of Mrs. J. A Jackson and Mrs. H' C. Curtis o near Luxora, who were Injured In , . a three-car collision al Double [ | ng " a t, several other points. oiithvvcsl, says the day Is fast ap- roachlng when General MacAr- mir's forces will hit what hc'calls e Jap "first team." The UP correspondent points ou hat Ihe Allied high command, Ii he past, has been able to stagi urprlse attacks where the enemy east expected them. Also the Japs CRllcrcd over the outer fringe o heir Pacific defenses, were hamp erctl by thin supply lines Isolate )iiscs. Enemy Nmv Strnnf-cr The New Guinea campaign Hearing Its final stages and Teat lorl 'says MacArtlmr will now lac an enemy that Is heller cnulppei well dug in nnd determined to hoi cver v inch ol a shrinking'empire Berlin radio reports Tokyo Is trj ig to find the China Shangri-La from which the new Snpcrforts arise to blast the enemy homeland. Axis sources say Jap bomber units made a number of surprise raids 01 secret buses. On the ground in China, Chinese forces in Huiiiii) province have recaptured one city below Chang- sha and are fiercely repulslhs en- attacks In close-quarter Ilghl- empefaturc.At 100 Mark or Third Straight Day While tlie thermometer soared al vcr Arkansas, Dlythcvlllc resident! ontliiucd to swelter today with th fflclal temperature at '1 p. m 00 degrees. Hii'/y skies and promise .of th' .'enlhcr man that portions of East rn and Northern Arkansas mlgli ct some Ihumlcrshower.s lain -to ay cheered local heal sufterei ho for the past two days hay mlurcd temperatures ranging 00 degrees In the shade whcreve hade could be found An unofficial report put Conwa t the top of the state's hot spots •cslcrday with a slrallng 108 max- f cm ~ __ ___ _ mum And Pine nluff had an of- bns |, t nan | t Iclal 105 high. Olhcr hot spots in- „ ,,„, .,..._.. . _, i n i..i.i n* im* J "<••>* [o Serve Nation If Commanded' President Reveals Contents Of Letter To Party Leader WASHINGTON, July 11 (UP) — President 1 Roosoveltv Is willing to run fora foiiHh term: j This Is official. It was announced by Mr. RooscveUV himself. today shortly before noon. The Prcsldent'sald ho would accept a fourth term nomination )[. tendered to him byithe' Democratic delegates at the national party convention In Chicago.. next week. Mr. Rooevclt made his position known In d reply to n letter r frein Robert • •'Et -HanncBan,. the Democratic National chairman. Hanne-Kan, In his letter, told the Chief Executive that .the fourth term nomination was, assured. , Text of lleply Here Is the full text of tho President's letter in'reply. ' "You have written me that In accordance wllh the records., of a. majority of the delegates been dl- icded to vole for my rcnomlnatlou for the office of: president^ and I feel that I owe to sou In candor n simple statement of my position "If Ihe contention should cany this cut, and nominate me "for the residency, I shall accept.. If the cnple elect me, Twill servo. jvcry one of .our sons serving i this war has officers from whom c takes his'orders'. Such, officers avo superior officers The Presl- ent Is Iho commander In chief nd he. too, has his superior of- leer—tlio people of tho' United tales. "I would accept and 'serve, but would not run. In the usual par- Isan, political sense ' But If the people command me 1 to continue n this office and in this war,' I lave as llj^lo right r to withdraw as ,ha EOldlcr^hiis *t»'leave his post ii Iho line." ' j The President's letter.then continued' In this vein; "At tho same time, 'I think I lia\c a light to say to you and to the delegates to the coming comcnllon something which Is personal—purely personal; ' "Do fool W»nl To Run" "For myself, I do not want to run By next Spring, I-shall have been President aridiCom'mander-ln- Chlcf of the 'armed forces foril2 years—thfftb times, elected by the people of the country under tho American . constitutional .'..system. 'From trie personal .point of view, believe that our economic sys- bri a sounder, more human at the time of chulcd Arkadelphla with Brlnkley, 101; Little Rock rcscotl 102; Moiitlccllo 102; Fort Smith 101.' 103; 102; and Army Revolt In Colombia Under Control BOGOTA, Columbia, July 11 (UP)—The government of Colombia says a revolt by a band of military officials has been brought under control. So far, the rebellion has confined Itself lo one city, Posto, where the military leaders seized the Colombia .president, Alfonso Lopez. VIcc-prc.slclcnt Dario Enchandla has taken over as acting president adc a number of surprise rnuis , t , , 1( powcrs o f the , Allied airfields In search of the aR ™ l , r f i ; 11( ,, al wlll „„' USC(J to pu Chicago Wheat open high low close July . 1S8!4 158\4 151% 158 ' 158% . Sept. . 158'i 158H 151H 1585i 168% Weather Draft Board B Announces List To Be Inducted Fifteen men will leave later this nv»nth for indiictlon Into the armeU forces. Sent by Selective Service Board B. they previously passed their final physical examinations at Camp Robinson. They arc: Bernell Young, Curtis Franklin Rowe, Louis B. Gunn, L. C. McCann, William Louis Talum, Calvin Lester Dortch, Bryan Moffat Bonds. William Carl Russell, James Edgar Teague, Troy Douglas Wilkinson, Arvel Ray Daves, Charity Perry Slankerd, Harry Davis Johnson, Martin Luther Wlrt, Elmer Junior Sanders. ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. A few scattered thundcrshowers In north portion this afternoon and ea'rly tonight. New York Stocks AT&T 162 1-8 Amcr Tobacco 74 5-8 Anaconda Copper 27 5-8 Beth Steel , 65 Chrysler 96 1-2 Coca Cola Bridges early Sunday morning, were mprovcd loday, Blythevllle Hospl- al attendants reported. Neither woman was seriously Inured. A Negro, L. C. Mathews of icar Luxora, was held In the Os:cola jail today charged with drlv- ng while intoxicated in connection with the accident. Gen Gen Electric Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central 39 1-8 65 1-3 47 3-8 19 3-4 Inl Harvester 78 3-4 Chicago Ry» open high low close July . 114 114vi 113% 114K 113-X Sept. . 114H UB?4[113y t 115K 9 5-8 20 7-8 11 3-4 H 1-8 19 3-! Standard of N J 57 1-i Texas Corp 487-1 North Am Aviation Republic Steel . Radio Socony Vacuum Studebakcr Packard 5 3- U. S. Steel 62 5-8 N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close pr.d 214.8 2130 2252 2170 21G4 2168 2150 2272 2195 2147 2)30 2251 2179 2164 2167 214 2146 2273 2195 2178 2126 224' 2111 216: Luxora Infant Dies Funeral services for Veronica Jhumley, two-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Chumlcy of Luxora, were held at 2 o'clock :hls afternoon at Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Her twin sister, Vera, died at birth The Chumlcys also have three other daughters who survive the Infant. They are Greta Mae, Oay, and Elois. Holt Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements. Linemen and Service Men Will Get Additional Pay The Ark-Mo Power Company has received approval on Us appllca- itlon to the Regional War Labor Board in Kansas City for Increased salary ranges of linemen and service men. The Regional War Labor Board has formulated temporary brackets for the eleclrlc light and power industry, and under these brackets ROVI down Hie revolt. The revolutionary movement I headed by Colonel Diogenes Gi' who seized tlie Pasto radio statior and made a broadcast pioclaimln himself president of the republic. Dispatches from Caracas, Vcnc ziicla, say the 1 revolutionists .have seized oilier government official's in addition to president Lopez. The dispatches also say that two loyal army forces are marching on Pasto from different directions, to quell the revolt. unuimtj , held at 2 o'clock, "as approved schedules for several ILUU 01, ^ v , Council To Meet Later There will be no regularly scheduled city council meeting tonight, City Clerk Frank Whltworth announced today. 'A call meeting will probably be held later this week, Mr. worth said. Whlt- , |ght n the seventh region. Among the approvals pending other than Ark- Mo Power was Southwestern Gas and Electric Company's Arkansas operations increased ranges lor water pumpers and substation operators. Smofce Damages House Smoke damage resulted when an oil stove Ignited a beaver board partition In the kitchen of the ; B. M. Prince residence at 621 West Ash this morning. ; ' '.. .'.'.The fire, which occurred at 9:15 o'clock, was .extinguished before the room was greatly damaged. Strike Of Railroad Men Predicted For Thursday HARRISON,- Ark., July 11 (UP) —President L. A. Watkins of the Missouri and Arkansas Railway says the management of the railway expects the threatened strike by some 400 Brotherhood employes .0 materialize Thursday morning. Watklns says. an embargo, has been placed on freight at terminals of the road at Joplln, Mo., and Helena, Ark. He says the line is being cleared of freight as rapidly as possible. Deputy President W. M. Dolan of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen yesterday charged that the railroad had been "mismanaged.' 1 Dolnn also charged, that promises of better treatment and more It is perhaps unnecessary to say :iat I have thought only, of the aod of tho American people, MsJ rlnclpal objective, as you kno^r, as been the protection of the Ights and .privileges-and fortunes f what has been i'b well''.'called he average American citizens. „, 'After many years. of public ervlce, therefore, my personal houghts have turned to. the day when I could return to civil lite. All that Is within-me cries out to jo back to my home on tho Hudson river, to, avoid .public' responsibilities, and to avoid / also the lublicity which in our democracy bllow every step of the nation's chief executive. "Such would be my choice. But we of this generation chance to live In a day .and houi when, our nation haS been attacked, and when' 1U future existence and the future existence' of our chosen method of government stake. Vlotory First Objective "To win this war wholeheartedly, unequivocally and as quickly as w? can Is our task of the first Importance To win this war in such n way that there be no further world wars In the foreseeable future Is our second objective. To provide occupations,, and to provoke a decent standard of living for our men in the armed forces:after Ihe war. and for all Americans, arc the final objectives. . "Therefore, reluctantly, but" as a good soldier, I repeat that I will iccept and serve In this office, if I am so ordered by the comniand- er-in-chlef of iis all, the sovereign people of the United States. "Very sincerely yours, "Franklin D. Roosevelt," Mr. Roosevelt read his letter to pay for employes had bnen broken. July. . newsmen at his regular conference with Washington correspondents. But before he made known his position, the President first ordered the doors of his office locked to prevent correspondents from stampeding to the telephones. Thus Mr. Roosevelt's renomlna- tlon Is assured. But the position ot Vice-President Wallace is up In, the air Now that the. President has announced his position, In, advance of the convention, H appears that the choice of a candidate for vice-president will be entirely up to the delegates, n?hen the Demo-i crals meet In Chicago, suiting

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